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    2016 International Year of Pulses: nutritious seeds for a sustainable future
    Promotional poster for the 2016 International Year of Pulses.
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    Proceedings of the regional consultation on the promotion of pulses in Asia for multiple health benefits 2016
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    The UN General Assembly at its 68th session declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). To assist member countries roll out appropriate programmes and action plans on pulses R&D in tune with the goals of IYP, the FAO-RAP organized a Regional Consultation on pulses during 29–30 June 2015 in Bangkok. The consultation attended by participants from major pulse growing countries of Asia. The consultation came out with a number of recommendations aimed at alleviating the constraints on pu lses R&D, updating the research agenda to meet the existing and upcoming challenges and seeking ways to promote pulses across value chains and making them economically competitive. It is hoped that governments and responsible institutions in member countries will take appropriate measures and devote matching resources to transform these recommendations into programmes, projects and actionable activities.
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    Food Outlook: Biannual Report on Global Food Markets. June 2016
    Includes a Special Feature — Pulses: a Multi-faceted crop
    Global food commodity markets are broadly stable, supported by adequate supplies. Prospects for continued stability remain favourable also for 2016/17. Despite larger volumes of imports, the world food import bill is set to decline by 9 percent to a 7-year low in 2016, on expectation of lower international prices and freights. The International Year of Pulses 2016 presents a unique opportunity to bring to the fore the challenges faced by the sector and galvanize stakeholders to ensure the successful role of pulses in food and nutrition security, poverty alleviation and sustainability.This issue of Food Outlook includes a special features section," Pulses: A multi-faceted crop" that presents information and production, consumption and trade statistics on pulses, the contribution of pulses to environmental sustainability and nutritional benefits of pulses.

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